March 31, 2011

Kathryn "Have-A-Good" Porter Passed Away

Kathryn Porter, the ACDC cashier known to many as "Have A Good," passed away on Sunday at the age of 72. Porter, who stopped working at Vassar after the DC changed to an all-you-care-to-eat system in Fall 2008, had been suffering from illness. Members of the Vassar community attended her wake yesterday, sources tell Mads.

The funeral is being held this morning at 10 A.M. She will be buried in Hyde Park shortly after.

Porter's obituary in the Poughkeepsie Journal lists bingo and crossword puzzles as hobbies of hers.

"We in Campus Dining were sad to hear of the death of Kathryn Porter," says Maureen King, Senior Director of Campus Dining, in an exclusive statement to Mads. "Kathryn loved her job and her interaction with the students. She was fond of the nickname the students gave her. She will be missed."

Porter was known for being a tough cookie in her role as cashier, but she never let anyone leave her station without wishing them to "Have a good."

Porter is the second Vassar icon to pass away this school year, following beloved former security guard Betty Francis in December.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello, im Kathryns son Ralph Porter as i write this tears are in my eyes My mom loved working at vassar and she loved all the students and people she met there ... believe me she talked about you all with great love and respect...thanks to the big group of vassar emploees that showed at her wake you will never know how good that made me feel THANK YOU